In the fall finale of Grimm, troublemaker Adalind (Claire Coffee) returns to wreak havoc in everyone’s lives and avenge her mother’s brutal death. Naturally, she has her eyes set on Portland Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) and those closest to him, including his partner Hank (Russell Hornsby) and fiancée Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch). Meanwhile, Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell) is trying to help Juliette and Nick’s boss, Captain Renard (Sasha Roiz), deal with their escalating obsession.
During this recent interview, actress Bitsie Tulloch talked about the connection between Juliette and Renard, whether or not Monroe will keep their secret, how the return of Adalind will affect things, the biggest acting challenges she’s had this season, how her personal backstory became Juliette’s backstory, which creatures she’s found the most creepy, how she’s rooting for Juliette to get her memory back, what she hopes is next for the character’s evolution, and whether fans are more Team Nick or Team Renard (or Team Monroe!). Check out what she had to say after the jump.
The cast and creators of Grimm, the mish-mash procedural monster fairy tale cop show, took to Comic Con to discuss the making of the hit show and to preview its upcoming second season. Amongst the panel: Writer/Creators David Greenwalt & Jim Kouf, director Norberto Barba, executive producers Todd Milliner & Sean Hayes, and cast members David Giuntoli, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Bree Turner, Russell Hornsby, Reggie Lee & Sasha Roiz. For a recap of the panel, hit the jump.
Already renewed for Season 2, the NBC drama series Grimm, inspired by the classic Grimm’s fairy tales, follows Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli), who discovers that he is descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as “Grimms.” Charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures of the world, he tries to hide the dangers of his new found calling from his girlfriend (Bitsie Tulloch) and his partner (Russell Hornsby), while getting help from Monroe (Silas Weir Mitchell), a reformed Grimm creature known as a Blutbad.
During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Silas Weir Mitchell (Prison Break) talked about how he came to be a part of Grimm, how much he enjoys playing such an interesting and cool character that’s unlike anything else on TV, that the level of peril will definitely amp up as the underpinnings of the world come to a head, that playing Monroe is all about focusing on the humanity, and that he hopes to never lose touch with the violent inner nature of the character. He also talked about what draws him to specific characters and what it is about acting that appeals to him. Check out what he had to say after the jump.
For the Grimm set visit, I got a chance to sit with the show’s star David Giuntoli, and talk about being given the opportunity to be the lead on a network television show. Giuntoli – like much of the cast – has been working in television for years, but mostly in one-off appearances, and has gone through a number of failed pilots. This time they’re on the air, and they’re off and running.
At the time of our talk at the Bridgeport Brewery, the pilot hadn’t aired on TV yet, and neither of us knew the show would be doing as well as it has. But as his last interview of the day, we were both relaxed, and he was unflinchingly honest about his expectations for the show, and what he thinks the show’s fate will be. Check out our conversation after the jump.
With the amount of content available on television today, shows are fighting for ways to stand out from the pack. While my DVR is dedicated to only a handful of titles, NBC, with their outstanding Thursday night comedy lineup, leads all basic broadcasting channels. Now it looks as if I’ll have to add another NBC series to the list as Grimm could easily turn into one of my new favorite shows.
The network currently has a brilliant marketing strategy that allows you to watch the series premiere in its commercial-free entirety before it airs nationally on Friday, October 28that 9pm. All you have to do is follow their Twitter account, @NBCGrimm, and check your email (or spam) for a direct message with a code. But if you need some more incentive to check it out, hit the jump for my review of the Grimm series premiere.